With over 40 of the world’s leading manufacturers bringing their brand new 2019 models to the UK, Motorcycle Live is the best opportunity for British bikers to see next year’s machines – such as BMW’s brand new R1250GS – up close for the first time.
Many of those marques bring their newly-unveiled machines direct from EICMA in Milan, the world’s No. 1 bike show, where motorcycles traditionally receive their global premieres and which takes place just days before Motorcycle Live. That means that the NEC Show is for most UK fans the first chance to see, touch and – in some cases – sit on the new models.
Can I buy accessories and clothing?
Motorcycle Live is also about much more than the latest bikes. The NEC event also plays host to over 200 other exhibitors showcasing all the latest motorcycle kit, ranging from clothing to bolt-on goodies, many offered for sale at bargain show prices.
Can I ride or demo a bike?
While in addition there’s a whole host of live entertainment, celebrity appearances, classic and custom shows and even opportunities to try out and demo ride bikes. The full schedule of activities and appearances in available on the Motorcycle Live website
How much is Motorcycle Live?
Motorcycle Live 2018 takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from 17-25 November. Entry on the day costs £25 for adults, £15 for over-65s and just £1 for accompanied 11-16 year-olds (accompanied children under 10 go free). However, advance tickets are already on sale through the website at just £19.50 for adults and £12 for seniors. Car parking is £16 on the day or £10 in advance. Secure, undercover bike parking, however, is free!
How do I get to the NEC?
You can can travel to the NEC by road, rail or air. If you travel by road and have a sat nav, then use the post code B40 1NT. Traffic can be very heavy on the M6 and M42, particularly in the week around rush hour so we'd recommend you give yourself plenty of time.
Rail is a very easy option with Birmingham International station being just a short walk from the NEC and it's accessible from most areas of the country. If you're visiting from overseas, you can fly into Birmingham International airport (BHX).
Which were the best bikes of 2018?
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